Andrea Vollen hawked her life as collateral for a loan she couldn't afford, and Felix Lasko has been hired to track the musician down. But if he finds her, they're going to drop a piano on her just to hear the sound it makes.
Felix has always wanted to be a detective...but is it worth Andrea's life?
An exciting and hilarious standalone 40-page novella.
Spectrum Lathe Book 1
They want Felix Lasko to solve a murder while getting chased by coyotes, one-eyed assassins, and killer robots. He’d say no, but that's not an option—since they'll kill him outright if he refuses.
Felix had always dreamed of becoming a detective: just not at gunpoint. Besides the hot lead motivation, solving the murder of Jeff Hense will get him a ticket into Neotopia. It's the last city on the planet with power, and he’s run hundreds of miles only to get stuck outside its blue forcefield dome.
He’ll need to get through a brothel-ship wedged into a cliffside, and a gang of violent criminals called the Mayors. All while avoiding instant death by a deadly piece of Tek known only as the Scream Ray.
Whatever the odds, he’s done running. He’ll get into Neotopia even if it kills him.
A blood pounding full length novel.
Spectrum Lathe Book 2
Bet your life on a coinflip, fly through the air on invisible wings, or try not to starve to death: Neotopia is full of fun activities.
Stuck in a pointless job and dying for excitement, aspiring detective Felix Lasko dreamed of breaking a big case. But when media star Elsa Halifax's blackmail threatens his job and his life, he's forced to solve a mystery that might break him. Elsa's claim seems impossible. Could her murdered husband still be walking around, running his factory? Will Felix even have time to find out? Death awaits him at the hands of hyper-lethal robots and the fists of an angry mob.
As Felix digs deeper he uncovers a secret so explosive that it threatens to destroy Neotopia entirely. Those at the top have taken notice, and they won’t be pulling their punches.
Will Felix survive and get to the truth? Or will he die along with his dreams of becoming a real detective?
A gripping and humorous full length novel.
Spectrum Lathe Book 3
Catch your first real murder case, get kidnapped at sword-point, or ride a digitally rendered super-chicken into the sky.
Who says Neotopia's lost its charm?
Desperate to atone for releasing wild A.I. Harmony, Felix Lasko needs a win more than ever. When a brutal terrorist bombing is unleashed by an Alt Clan member, Felix is hellbent on bringing them to justice. Spurned by his old allies and pushed off the bombing case, Felix must scrape his way to the truth through the murder of Alt programmer Wella Monse. Somehow she's been killed with a gun—which should be impossible within Neotopia. But who's pulling the trigger? And how are they getting away with it?
Ghosts of his past, and a shadowy cabal lay waste to the city as Felix closes in on the killers. Can he catch them? Or will he fall prey to their brutal abilities, leaving the secrets of himself and Neotopia dead and buried?
"It was the kind of place you could smell from across the street. While smoking a cigarette."
Felix Lasko always wanted to be a detective, even if it meant working his way up from the bottom of the barrel. Little did he know how deep that barrel would be once he got to Neotopia.
The only client he can find is a Presser—an addict who gets his thrills by flooding his brain with pleasure straight through the wire in his skull. Even if Felix can find the device the man is looking for, getting paid by the junkie is another challenge.
Can he solve the case and get his foot in the door as a detective? Or will he strike out and let his dream slip through his fingers?
A quick and fun ten-page Spectrum Lathe short story.
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